Pair of Petite Fu Dog Guardians with Riders

$580 USD
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W: 2.5" D: 4.5" H: 6.0"
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With curly manes and playful expressions, these petite stone fu dogs are adorable companions and benevolent guardians of the home. Also known as shizi, the pair represents yin and yang, the dual forces of the universe. Seated in mirrored postures upon square plinths, each fu dog is carrying a female rider playing the pipa, a Chinese stringed instrument similar to a lute. The rider is possibly the mythical beauty Wang Zhaojun, known for playing sorrowful melodies on her pipa while riding on horseback. Offering protection from malevolent spirits and misfortune, these charming fu dogs stand guard throughout the home as bookends, garden ornaments, or tabletop sculptures.

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